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Aug 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
.s. foreign policy towards pakistan and afghanistan. later, live coverage of the defense department briefing on u.s. operations in afghanistan. spent attorney general eric holder will speak today to the national lgbt bar association about civil rights issues related to the gay lesbian and transgender community. live coverage at 7:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> you're watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs we case featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate. on weeknights watch t. public policy events, and every week in the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedules at our website, and you can join in the conversation on social media sites.>> the xt theow a discussion with the sety forud pakistani ambassadors to the u.s. they discuss efforts to combat the taliban, drone strikes, the drug trade and plans for u.s. withdrawal from afghanistan. the annual aspen security forum this is an hour and 15 minutes. >> during the course of the last session we took a look back and they look forward at the iraq fr war. and into session we're going
Aug 4, 2012 1:25pm EDT
important post of afghanistan and pakistan. ambassador james cunningham and richard olson are experienced and talented diplomats. i am convinced that they bring the combination of intelligence and experience, diligence necessary for both of these critical assignments. today's hearing comes -- pick the newspapers and afghanistan and pakistan are swirling around. the assigning of the strategic partnership agreement marked the beginning of the end a new face of u.s. engagements in afghanistan. the world is not going to simply walk away or abandon its investment in a stable afghanistan. our task is to leverage our commitments into a transition that prevents afghanistan from backsliding into widespread ethnic or sectarian violence. coordinated and economic transition will be challenging. there are several key steps that we need to focus on. we must prepare now for the afghan elections in 2014. it is the political transition that will determine whether our military gains are sustainable. our role should not interfere in domestic politics. it is critical that afghans must pick their leaders fair
Jul 31, 2012 11:00pm PDT
of afghanistan with stephen hadley, former national security advisor to president bush 43, and john podesta, former chief of staff for president clinton. >> one of the things we have to figure out who is he is and ryan crocker said something very interesting which i think most members of our group would agree, if there is some kind of reconciliation with the taliban, this is not going to be a peace conference around a table, the taliban is a very fragmented group. >> rose: right. we continue the conversation about afghanistan with rajiv chandrasekaran, author of little america, the war within the war for afghanistan. >> for president karzai he sees the principal problem is infiltration of militants of insurgents from pakistan to afghanistan, that is a main problem but many afghans at the local level cast their lot with the taliban because karzai's government is so corrupt and rapacious and abuse people and shake them down for bribes and so u.s. commanders and u.s. diplomats rightly s saw they had to fix the government to move forward here. >> rose: a conversation about the future of afghani
Aug 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
insurgents from pakistan to afghanistan, that is a main problem but many afghans at the local level cast their lot with the taliban because karzai's government is so corrupt and rapacious and abuse people and shake them down for bribes and so u.s. commanders and u.s. diplomats rightly s saw they had to fix the government to move forward here. >> rose: a conversation about the future of afghanistan when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following. >> rose: additional funding provided by these funders. and by bloomberg, a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: the drawdown in afghanistan is gathering pace as nato troops plan to shift from a combat role to a supporting role by 2014, the question is, what comes next? joining me now, stephen hadley, who serves as national security advisor for george w. bush and john podesta, bill clinton's chief of staff from 1998 until 2001, and 2011, they chaired a bipartisan committee to review
Aug 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of afghanistan and pakistan. steve kroft from cbs' "60 minutes" moderates a panel discussion with the pakistan and afghanistan ambassadors to the u.s., former ambassador to as well as president obama's -- as well as president obama's former adviser to the region. you'll hear about efforts to combat the taliban, drone strikes and withdrawal from afghanistan. from the annual aspen security institute, this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> all right. well, during the last session, of course, we took a look back and a look forward at the iraq war, and in this session we're going to do likewise with afghanistan and pakistan as well. and i cannot think of anyone better to lead that discussion than steve kroft, who incidentally, went to extraordinary logistical lengths to get here today to be with us. steve kroft has been a correspondent for cbs news' "60 minutes" for 23 years. and, of course, "60 minutes," we all know s the most-watched news program on television. his story on insider trading in the united states congress drove the recent passage of the stock act. he's the only "60 minutes" corresponden
Aug 12, 2012 2:00pm EDT
of war. this was heightened by events in iran and the soviet invasion of afghanistan lead to another declaration, the carter doctrine, which as been a standard of the u.s. promote -- a program of the shield. "but our position be absolutely clear. an attempt by an outside force to day control the persians in the gulf region will regarded as an adult -- assault on the united states of america and it would be entered using any means necessary including forced." was and primarily at the soviet union, but this restatement were issued by eisenhower, truman, and nixon and started the wheels turning in washington and elsewhere. at the time, the u.s. had scant military ability and have only recently begun strategizing about potential least contingencies. the establishment of a task force will direct it to focus on ensuring stability near free- fall commerce. under president reagan, but organization was given full combat a command status under central command. high-level military command was institutionalized back then. u.s. forces, primarily maritime, began spending more time, particularly in
Aug 4, 2012 12:45pm EDT
spoke on the house floor this week about what he called the failed u.s. policy in afghanistan. he suggested the project implemented in afghanistan will not be sustainable by the afghans once the u.s. leaves. he also called on americans to tell the government to bring troops home now. >> thank you very much. i tried to get here once a week to talk about our failed policy. last thursday an article reminded us of the difficulty trying to change a culture like afghanistan. for centuries the outside influences have been trying, but we are never going to be able to change the police systems and culture of the middle east. the "mitt could he" article stated that parts of afghanistan were stuck in the 14th century. we are supporting a corrupt country and a culture where it is commonplace for grown men to have sexual relations with young boys. the american taxpayers should be outraged to know that their tax dollars are going to support this kind of practice. yesterday "the washington post" published an article titled, "u.s. construction projects in afghanistan challenge by inspector genera
Aug 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
of pakistan and afghanistan. later, a briefing on the mars rover curiosity. as the security forum looks back on the iraq war, with three former u.s. ambassadors from both the bush and obama administration's. this discussion is moderated by kimberly dozier. it is an hour and 20 minutes. >> needless to say, the long war in iraq has ended at an enormous cost of lives and treasure. we're looking back at iraq war. we have assembled a superb panel to look back and consider the implications of the iraq war. i cannot think of a better moderator than kimberly dozier. she is an associated press reporter for intelligence and counter terrorism. she covered national security for pbs news in washington from 2007-2010. in her 14-year overseas, she covered at least in europe, the bbc. she was wounded in a famous car bombing in iraq in 2006. her memoir recounts her attack and recovery. jews very gracious to donate proceeds to a charity. -- she was very gracious to donate proceeds to a charity. please welcome me in welcoming her. [applause] >> thank you. i appreciate that many people have come back to sit dow
Aug 5, 2012 3:25pm EDT
with that stabilization and security of afghanistan. hopefully common sense would prevail and these forces would be funded at that level. even at that level, they have a huge challenge in front of them to be sure. to handcuff them and take them down another 100,000 plus would bring the mission to failure. i don't see how we can possibly succeed at those levels. and going to open at so you have an opportunity to tell general allan when you are interested in. >> [inaudible] >> the whole issue of pakistan in close quarters and the hakani network. if negotiations don't work, what is plan be? you know the general has said pakistanis will move against hakani at some stage. the blow back, one of the members said it if we try to go after hakani network, they will bloat -- they will burn down my house and kill my kids. if things go haywire and there is an attack, how will that change the calculus? that is wild speculation but it's not something that seems to be beyond the pale. >> your not going to jump on the iran question? >> the purpose is not to discuss iran so much but i do believe we are on a collision cours
Aug 28, 2012 7:00pm EDT
u.s. forces there, and he faced a similar challenge in afghanistan during a year of command there between the middle of 2010 and the middle of 2011. patraeus time in afghanistan is the focus of the book, although it has a more broad sweep. he and gore brings lots of biographical information about patraeus in an effort to examine what has made him so effective and influential leader. in fact and of the book grew out of his pursuit of a ph.d. from public policy which involved a case study of patraeus as an example of transformational leaders and organizational innovation -- innovation. as a graduate of west point and an army reserve officer, he knows the army from the inside. in her book she takes readers into briefing rooms and command posts on to training sites and battlefields. granted a number of opportunities to travel with patraeus and even to jog with him which as anyone who has tried that knows that probably deserves a medal in and of itself. notorious for the intensity with which she works out. the tape -- same intensity he applies to just about everything he does. i
Aug 28, 2012 11:00am EDT
of 2006 to surge the u.s. forces and faced a similar challenge in afghanistan during the year of command between the middle of 2010 and the middle of 2011. petraeus's time is the focus of paul's book although it has a broad sweep. paula incorporates biographical the information about petraeus in an effort to examine what has made him so effective and influential of a leader. in fact, the book grew out of paula's pursuit of the ph.d. in public policy which involved the case study of petraeus as an example of transformational leadership and organizational innovation. as a graduate at west point and an army reserve officer, paula knows the army from the inside. and her book takes readers into briefing rooms and command posts on to training sites and battlefields. she was granted a number of opportunities to travel with petraeus and even to job with him which anyone who has tried that knows probably deserves a medal in medal in itself. petraeus is nefarious for the intensity with which he works out and it's the same intensity that he applies for just about everything that he does. i might ad
Aug 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
this morning. we will begin today with a discussion about afghanistan. yesterday, there was a major briefing by general allan on the state of the war and, also this week, a benchmark of two thousand deaths in afghanistan. we will ask you whether or not the war in afghanistan has become america's forgotten war. we have some headlines. we will rescue if you agree with that. host: a good friday morning to you. let's begin with a clip from general john allen. he is the senior commander in afghanistan. he did a video news conference on thursday to update the country for reporters on the war. this is his brief summary. >> it has been highly successful summer. the coalition forces have and maintain an unrelenting pressure on the insurgency. they have largely pushed them out of the population centers. we have limited their freedom of movement and predicted there logistics'. we have taken scores of their leaders and fighters off the ballot -- off the battlefield and have separated the insurgents for more and more of the afghan population. insurgent attacks, while still indiscriminate and deadly, are
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Aug 8, 2012 3:43pm EDT
. that is what triggered the taliban's distrust of issue intentions in afghanistan and why we have been fighting there. >>shepard: how did this reported deal come together to do the trade? >>guest: well, here is the weird part. bergdahl is an american soldier. it is not often an american soldier is kidnapped the it has nothing to do with negotiations. that is getting the guy home to his family. he will be the last soldier there. these taliban are old school, they are talking about swapping are part of the old school mullah group in power in the mid-90's. they will be setting up a political office in qatar so they will have diplomatic process. it is wrong all the way around. >>shepard: the white house says they don't know anything about this. >>guest: well, this has been in the works for a very long time they wanted 21 talibans in exchange if bergdahl and they narrowed it down to five this is just an initiative to say, look, the taliban in peace negotiations with the karzai government so we can leave and everything will be fine. it will not work out. more importantly --. >>shepard: wait, wait, wa
Aug 10, 2012 1:00am EDT
this -- was the end ways and means we adopted for the campaign in afghanistan, where they sound? the third would be just to agree with what doug had said. the mission is not over. the mission is being redefined. is going from one or the international community has been in the lead and of the critical domains to one in which the afghans are in the lead. we are going from a position of lead to a position of support. is a change of mission, not an end of mission. >> i want to hear what ambassador raymond has to say about this. what is the position from afghanistan? crux i certainly share the hope and vision that you have articulated. afghanistan is looking to a future where were finally comes to an end and clearly wants to be in the region. pakistan is committed to maintaining the peace, security, and civility. we look forward to a time where there is a measure of sustainability and afghanistan. we hope to support all efforts in that endeavor. very quickly, i would like to say that most important in all of this is that afghanistan belongs to afghanistan time, which is an effort we all have to bring
Aug 20, 2012 2:30pm PDT
in a sensational murder case. >> and women at the wheel i did talk afghanistan. we meet kabul's only female driving instructor. >> fighting is raging in parts of syria as government forces shelled a serb yerba of the capital damascus with tanks. >> the new international peace envoy for syria, lakhdar brahimi, has been holding talks in paris with president hollande. this as the last u.n. military observers left the syrian capital. >> their four-month mission failed to end the violence there. >> in syria, the key city of aleppo and deraa province again saw heavy fighting, as this internet footage is set to show. the conflict is also spilling over into neighboring jordan, which was also hit by syrian army fire. the violence is ratcheting up the pressure on the view -- new u.n.-syria on void lakhdar brahimi, but at a meeting with president francois hollande, he managed to keep a positive outlook. >> france currently holds the presidency of the security council. it is an important country in terms of everything that is happening out in syria. and that makes it a very useful starting point for my mission
Aug 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
at least in eastern afghanistan we have not achieved that. >> next question? wait for the microphone. >> i wonder if you could raise this. post 2014, number of u.s. troops as trainers, and what was in the east, the u.s. forces that were needed. >> thanks for the question. general allan, the troops required, to the capability that is necessary to finish what we have started. and afghan security force capable of securing its country is the end state. if we agreed the enabling capabilities have to be fully fielded as functional that will drive what i would call the poor military task that needs to be there. and special operations forces and the role they would play from local through the counterterrorism level, and the advisory capacity is going to depend on the progress that we make with conventional forces and enabling capability, from my perspective that drives military presence. i am not dodging the question. just telling you general allyn is in the right position to describe for the task at hand. if the decision is the force is going to be smaller resources drive progress. general king t
Aug 11, 2012 12:00am PDT
of a marine in afghanistan with deep ties to the bay area. he is known to his family and friends as a marine's marine. he was in afghanistan to train afghan police forces to provide security for their own country. the 29-year-old is the son of a santa clara judge and associate justice of the state appellate court. his father spoke to abc7 news. >> he didn't toot his own horn. he did what he thought was the right thing. he did it with passion. america is very lucky to have soldiers and sailors and men and women like him and his colleagues who are trying to take care of business elsewhere. >> he was on his fourth tour in afghanistan when he was killed. he was shot by an afghan police officer, the very ones he was there to train. >>> at least one person died when two cars crashed near brentwood in contra costa county. it happened near camino diablo. for a time it was blocked in both directions. another person was critically injured in this crash. another deadly accident, this one in san francisco. the highway patrol was on the scene there. investigators say a car hit a pedestrian near the ocean
Aug 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
are writing -- why are candidates ignoring afghanistan? there are still 80,000 u.s. troops there, but we are getting very few details from the president and romney about what afghanistan will look like in 2013. guest: as you pointed out, the candidates themselves do not choose to talk about afghanistan now. there is also the fact that there are not many american reporters there. for some reason, in the editor's mind at this point, afghanistan is a story that is fading from the public consciousness. we appear to be so absorber of the economy that we cannot focus -- absorbed with the economy that we cannot focus beyond that. host: if you look at headlines, this morning "the new york times" focused on syria. if you can draw the parallel between what is happening in syria and what happened in lydia? >guest: as far as president obama is concerned, there is a connection. last year, there was a temptation for the united states to get involved in libya, but the lessons of afghanistan and iraq came into play. we decided that the government -- of the government decided that this is not anything fo
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Aug 20, 2012 3:00pm PDT
that lasts. >>> chairman of the joints chief of staff is in afghanistan tonight where he is trying to put an end to murderous streak of ten u.s. troops killed by afghanistan colleagues in the past two weeks. he is being greeted by a couple of rounds of mortar fire of the past couple of hours. national security correspondent jennifer griffin reports from bagram airfield in afghanistan. >> there have been 40 u.s. or nato service members killed by uniformed afghans. being trained by western forces. or afghan given permission to work on u.s. bases. one in four troops killed in afghanistan since january have been killed by afghans who were supposed to be vetted allies. an issue that president obama addressed from the white house today. after calling his top military advisor in afghanistan. >> we are deeply concerned about that from top to bottom. hopefully in several weeks we i'll see progress on the front. >> the situation topped the chairman of the joint chief agenda as he met with general john allen and the top team of commanderrers. >> sir, when we arrived here there was report of another
Aug 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
with their country's conflict for more than a year. but people in afghanistan have lived with war and the threat of violence for decades. a new report by the united nations says the threat lessened somewhat this year. the number of civilians hurt or killed between january and june dropped from the same time in 2011. it's the first reduction in five years. u.n. officials say 3,099 civilians died or were hurt in firefights or terrorist attacks in the first half of this year, but they say the statistics don't tell the whole story. >> -- civilian casualties is welcome, but these gains are fragile. they do not reflect a move towards a peaceful society. >> violent events happen weekly almost daily in afghanistan. a bomb exploded tuesday on a street in kandahar killing nine people on a bus. the taliban has targeted neighborhoods in kabul, some of them home to foreign embassies. >>> it's against this backdrop foreign combat troops are preparing to leave afghanistan more than a decade after they started the war there. about 90,000 american soldiers are still stationed in afghanistan. a third of them pull
Jul 31, 2012 8:00pm EDT
want to do next in the army? oh, we want to go to afghanistan or iraq. this is back in 2004. from someone who calms -- comes , of my age, who comes from the memory of the draft army, that was a shocking answer. we want to go from this place in korea to the place where the war is. and we'd like to go directly there. 19-year-old kids, kids like my son coaches in football and baseball back home, kids that could have been the same kids that played on the team the year before were sitting there at the table telling us, we want to go to war. and i said, i'm kind of taken back by that answer. it was unanimous, by wait. eight people around the table, all unanimous. we want to go to war. and then this young 19-year-old soldier said, sir, that's what we are. we're trained warriors. that's what we do for a living. we fight wars. and we want to go where our country, where our country needs us. we want to go to war. not because we like war, because we are professional soldiers. we do this for a living. this is a mindset that goes back in history a long ways. some of the greatest armies in the
Aug 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
the board. >> it also took our attention away from afghanistan, is still hot war, and took a number of troops and resources from it. >> i understand that argument. i think the people involved in those decisions can talk about that. whether iraq is always going to be called the iraq war as opposed to the republic of iraq will depend on the future, what happens in iraq, how our policy goes forth with iraq. right now we have a very dicey situation there. sunni arab states want to restore rule and there are the iranians who want to keep it as the only shia and redstate. this is the issue. we jumped into it, so i think we have a responsibility to stay engaged. i think it's up to the diplomats. >> let's get back to we decided to invade. the number of troops, the plan, does the u.s. does not understand how to occupy a place? is it a knowledge we have lost? >> first, on the question of curveball and intelligence failures, it was -- it turned out to be a notorious enough mistakes to cause the revamping of the intelligence community. so i don't think anybody questions that it was a series of
Aug 1, 2012 8:00am PDT
in afghanistan decapitations and auschwitz-like conditions. we will share shocking photos from inside the hospital and speak to reporter michael hastings. then the case of army private danny chen who took his life in afghanistan after his abused by his comrades on an almost daily basis and what has been described as racial hazing. the sergeant has been found not guilty of negligent homicide, but sentenced to 30 days in a military jail for lesser charges. >> the reputation of the army is definitely tarnished when they allow a convicted surgeon for racial treatment to remain in the army. >> we will look at the fight over the u.s. postal service as republicans push to privatize the post office, the agency is bracing for its first-ever default today. unlike every other governmental agency, the postal service is required to fund 75 years of retiree health benefits over just a 10-year span. we will speak with ohio congressman denis kucinich and chuck zlatkin of the postal union. >> elderly people, disabled people, poor people and small business owners cannot afford the alternatives. >> nove
Aug 4, 2012 10:00am EDT
, the united states has ended one more and is winding down another in afghanistan. has reset relations with russia, though that remains a work in progress. and has handled relations with china. and, as we will hear has evolved a sound response to the historic change in the middle east. the u.s. has deep political economic, and moral interests in the outcome of the arab awakening. the fact the awakening has produced a free elections in countries like tunisia and libya, while it is challenging it raises new challenges of its own. how will parties governed? what steps will they take to protect individual rights, including those of women and religious minorities and what can be done to reduce sectarian violence? the state department's report on religious freedom, and we have ambassador cook with us today that report which was released today examines many of these issues and is the theme of the secretary's remarks. no one who has followed her career over decades in doubt that secretary clinton as a personal commitment to freedom of expression and human rights that runs deep and strong in he
Aug 25, 2012 12:00am PDT
in the afghanistan war as the death toll for u.s. troops hit 2,000 this week. >> woodruff: while delegates gather for the g.o.p. convention, paul solman is on the ground talking to business owners about taxes, regulation, and the party's platform. >> in tampa florida, the republicans make their economic case. at thunder shirts, accoustablock and the convention hall. >> brown: and mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: bnsf railway. carnegie corporation >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: new concerns were raised today that iran is expanding its nuclear weapons research and fuel production, and international monitors pressed the islamic republic to explain its actions at meetings in vienna. today's talks at the international atomic energy agency sought expanded acces
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Aug 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
experience going up in afghanistan and portland, oregon. (laughs) sister cities. you know the saying "you are where you eat?" you don't? because i have made that up. and yet for the country's leading conservatives. tweet ago picture of themselves with chick-fil-a recently became a great way to express opposition to same-sex marriage. a litmus lunch, if you will. palin, huckabee, limbaugh, even, surprisingly, this middle aged lesbian. (laughter and applause) has a... (laughter). (laughs) are you sure? that's actually south carolina senator lindsey graham. (laughter) lindsay's a boy's name? no. no, that's a lesbian! okay. anyway, last week graham posted his picture on facebook saying "as a long time chick-fil-a fanatic i stand with chick-fil-a. we had it for breakfast today but my usual order is the number one ord we are law is and a coke zero. " coke zero! doesn't he know that is the gayest coke! (laughter) even diet caffeine free coke is like "give it a rest, coke zero." (laughter) but did you know that social media can be a double-edged sword? >> i'm waiting in line, next in line, pretty
Aug 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
in afghanistan in the latest green on blue attack. >> in a war of so many losses, this is our single worst day in afghanistan. >> and syria calls for a transfer of democracy during a visit to iraq. hello, it is 7:00 in the morning in washington, half past 4:00 in dehli, midday here in london where the biggest paraolympic games ever got underway. focusing on science and humanity signaled the start of 11 days of competition. among 164 nations. let's go to my colleague at the bbc studios overlooking the olympic park. >> tim, thank you very much. yes, welcome to our stewed yows overlooking the olympic park here in east london. 4,000 athletes are taking part in these games, many of whom are competing in their first ever paraolympic games. i have to say that that same feel good factor has returned to day one of this competition. of course it began last night when 80,000 spectators were packed in where they were told they would be inspired, dazzled and moved. david bond has more. >> can any sporting event have received a liftoff quite like this? two weeks after the olympic party ended, london was aga
Aug 10, 2012 2:00am PDT
of afghanistan to tell you about this morning. a pair of attacks killing seven americans throughing three high ranking officers. >>> a bullet left in the door to never forget. we go inside the sikh temple open for the first time since the deadly rampage. >>> and big trouble in the bayou. evacuations ordered after a massive sinkhole opens up. good morning, everyone. happy friday. welcome to "early start." >> it is 5:00 a.m. here in the east. >>> we begin this morning with breaking news. a deadly past 48 hours in afghanistan. new details of two attacks. an effort to derail the transition of power there. the taliban is claiming responsibility for an attack wednesday that left four americans dead, including senior members of an army brigade after an in-ssurgent detonated a suice vest. thomas kennedy and kevin griffin and walter gray were killed along with an american aid worker and afghan interpreter. and nato confirms that three u.s. service members were killed when a sgun man wearing an afghan forces uniform opened fire in the southern helmand province this morning. no claim of responsibility th
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